Telangana Congress Demands Dismissal Of Health Minister Over 'Failed' Family Planning Surgeries

Telangana Congress Demands Dismissal Of Health Minister Over 'Failed' Family Planning Surgeries

TPCC chief A Revanth Reddy on Wednesday demanded the dismissal of Minister for Health T Harish Rao from the state Cabinet over the death of four women during a family planning surgery at a government civil hospital in Ibrahimpatnam, Rangareddy District.

Revanth Reddy referred to the deaths as “murder” by the government. He said that Congress would launch a vigorous campaign on behalf of the victims and file a complaint with the National Commission for Women. 

Harish Rao was given the health portfolio because of his efficiency, however, this incident happened while he was in charge of the health department, said Revanth.

After the death of four women who underwent Double Puncture Laparoscopy (DPL) at a family planning surgery camp in Ranga Reddy district,officials shifted the remaining 30 women to different hospitals for treatment.The remaining 17 ladies were transferred to Hyderabad’s government-run Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), while 13 were admitted to Apollo Hospital. 

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The four ladies who underwent DPL at the female sterilisation camp held on August 25 at Civil Hospital in Ibrahimpatnam in the Ranga Reddy district died due to complications.

Responding to KCR’s visit to Bihar, Reddy asked why CM K. Chandrashekar Rao did not visit the families of Telangana soldiers who had died in the Galwan valley. Revanth alleged that KCR is looting the money of Telangana people to Delhi, Punjab and Bihar states to improve his image.

Earlier, Revanth reddy announced that the Congress party would start the campaign for the Munugodu bypoll in the state from Thursday.

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According to the ABP Desam report, Congress be conducted the campaign in all villages, Mandal-wise, from September 1 to 6. On September 3, Congress leaders Revanth Reddy, Jana Reddy, Uttam Kumar Reddy, Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy, Bhatti Vikramarka and Madhu Yashki will hold a press meet in Munugodu.

(With inputs from ABP Desam — It is a Telugu platform of ABP News. For more news, commentary and latest happenings from two Telugu states, follow